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Jahandar came to Denmark two years ago and when he is not on festival he lives in Sjælsmark Asylum Center.

Asylum seeker earns money on bottles at Roskilde Festival

Jahandar came to Denmark two years ago to apply for asylum, but this week he is collecting refunds at Roskilde Festival to get an extra income. We followed him for an hour to see and hear about how it is to be a refund collector.

Text by: Daniel
Photos by: Michael Bang

Jahandar came to Denmark two years ago and when he is not on festival he lives in Sjælsmark Asylum Center.
Jahandar came to Denmark two years ago and when he is not on festival he lives in Sjælsmark Asylum Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much money can you earn on a day? It depends on my work. If I work a full day I can earn about 1000 kr., but normally I earn about 700 kr. every day.
How much money can you earn on a day?
It depends on my work. If I work a full day I can earn about 1000 kr., but normally I earn about 700 kr. every day.

 

How do the the festival guests treat you? I meet a lot of new people every day and they are so kind and friendly with me. Many people tell me if they have bottles, and sometimes they invite me to drink and sing with them.
How do the the festival guests treat you?
I meet a lot of new people every day and they are so kind and friendly with me. Many people tell me if they have bottles, and sometimes they invite me to drink and sing with them.

 

What is your opinion about roskilde music festival? Roskilde Festival is the biggest music festival I’ve seen in my life and it is so interesting that you can see so many people from different countries and different cultures. I really like that.
What is your opinion about Roskilde music festival?
Roskilde Festival is the biggest music festival I’ve seen in my life and it is so interesting that you can see so many people from different countries and different cultures. I really like that.

 

How do you think the condition for bottle collector is? The condition here is good, because the people who working at the bottle refund stations are nice with me and the cue are not very long.

How do you think the condition for bottle collector is?
The condition here is good, because the people who working at the bottle refund stations are nice with me and the cue are not very long.

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